Brett J Berry

Chuck Watson






Arizona State University


Risk Advisory and SOX Resource



Chuck is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Management Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Information Systems Auditor, Certified in Risk Management Assurance, and Certified in Financial Management, with over 30 years in the financial/auditing/risk advisory realms.  He has been developing and documenting internal control frameworks for publicly held companies since the SOX legislation was first enacted in 2002, including Fortune 100 companies like Tyson Foods and Phelps Dodge, as well as ASARCO in Tucson, AZ.

Chuck also has extensive experience in government contract auditing and Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) compliance. He began his career with the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) and served as a lead auditor for 10 years in Oklahoma City, specializing in indirect cost audits and claims reviews. He worked with and was mentored by charter members of the Agency and then transitioned out of the government and joined IBP (later acquired by Tyson Foods) and re-engineered and managed the internal audit departments of both companies. Chuck subsequently returned to Arizona, his native state, and joined KPMG as an engagement manager in Risk Advisory Services. Approximately 2 years later, he was solicited by a mining company, ASARCO to help them with their bankruptcy and restructuring efforts, where he served as the Director of Financial Projects. His responsibilities included evaluating the merits and reasonableness of thousands of claims submitted by creditors for alleged toxic tort damages, personal injuries, environmental damages, breaches of contract, unpaid worker compensation, and negotiating settlements and providing estimates and other bankruptcy-related information for inclusion in the company’s audited financial statements.  The company successfully emerged from bankruptcy in December 2009 – the re-organization was considered a landmark case in the mining industry. After the bankruptcy, Chuck became the Director of Audit at ASARCO and served in that role until retiring from the Company in September 2022 and joining KLA.

Chuck is active in the community and has served as a High School and Youth Football official for over 20 years.  He also has a Master’s Degree in Biblical Studies and a Doctorate Degree in Theology